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A U.S. agency's secret infiltration of Cuba's underground hip-hop scene to spark a youth movement against the government was "reckless" and "stupid," Sen. Patrick Leahy said Thursday after The Associated Press revealed the operation. On at least six occasions, Cuban authorities detained or interrogated people involved in the program; they also confiscated computer hardware that in some cases contained information that jeopardized Cubans who likely had no idea they were caught up in a clandestine U.S. operation. 2 comments
In early 2009, a U.S. government contractor sent a Serbian music promoter to Cuba with these covert marching orders: Recruit one of Havana's most notorious rappers to spark a youth movement against the government. In communist Cuba, it was a project that could have landed Rajko Bozic in jail. 1 comment
Panfilo, the elderly protagonist in a weekly show on Cuban state television, has a broken water pipe in his house. When the city repair worker says it'll take six months to fix, Panfilo bribes her with a bottle of shampoo and the repair is made the following day. Comment?
"A bridge made up of long sleeves," he sings in "The Bridge." ''So that the people of Havana come and the people of Miami go." Comment?
Even simple things, like pencils and crayons, can make a difference in a child's life, said Rick Willard, Cavalry Chapel's coordinator for Operation Christmas Child. Earlier this month, the Farmington church was recognized for its six years of involvement in the project, according to a press release from Samaritan's Purse, the faith-based nonprofit that oversees Operation Christmas Child. Comment?
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